This is Barclays’ first year sponsoring Wimbledon. But rather than a solid bit of PR, it’s turned out to be more of a headache. That’s because Wimbledon takes its sustainability quite seriously and are coming under major pressure for partnering with Barclays, who has provided more cash to the fossil fuel industry than any other bank in Europe, since the Paris Climate Agreement.
It’s not just activists who are taking aim at Barclays over its funding of massive fossil fuel companies destroying lives and wrecking the planet.
Today, celebrities including Emma Thompson, Vanessa Nakate, Mary Portas, and Lolly Adefope, as well as organisations like Greenpeace UK, are saying they have #ZeroLoveForBarclays.
Pressure from climate activists around the world have worked on French mega-bank BNP Paribas. BNPP are no longer going to directly fund oil and gas fields anywhere in the world.
Barclays just had their 2023 AGM and the big topic on the agenda was Barclays’ current position as the biggest funder of fossil fuels of any bank in Europe.
— Citi staff are speaking out on Citi’s fossil fuel funding right now. Join in confidentially by emailing [email protected] —
Communities affected by polluting projects that Citi funds descended to the New York headquarters on Monday ahead of the annual shareholders’ meeting, protesting and holding an overnight sit-in demanding an end to Citi’s fossil fuel funding:
BREAKING: Hundreds of climate activists march on @Citibank demanding an end to new fossil fuel investments as security blocks off entrance.
— Right now, RBC staff are speaking out confidentially on RBC’s fossil fuel funding. Find out more and add your voice here: https://bankonourfuture.org/confidential-rbc —
What does the research show?
— Right now, Citi staff are speaking out confidentially on Citi’s fossil fuel funding. You can take part by emailing [email protected] now —
What does the research show?
Credit Suisse and UBS have had decades of AGMs in their long histories. But this year, their AGMs were far from normal. Credit Suisse’s collapse has meant that UBS are taking on large parts of their business.
— RBC staff are sharing their thoughts on the AGM, Coastal Gas Link, and RBC’s fossil fuel funding. Share your thoughts in this confidential survey —
Here’s a run down of what happened at RBC’s eventful 2023 AGM in Saskatoon:
Why am I being put in a seperate room?
Whilst other Canadian banks are thinking about scaling back their funding of fossil fuel expansion, RBC’s increased by a breathtaking 45% in 2022 (compared to 2021). That’s an insane amount for a bank pretending to understand the climate emergency.
Barclays staff are confidentially speaking about their frustration at the billions Barclays is continuing to lend to the world’s worst fossil fuel companies. To speak out confidentially, email [email protected]
Barclays just released their new energy policy.
Rule number one of banking school, don’t upset Stephen Fry.
Why is Stephen angry?!
A tonne of celebrities (including Stephen 🍳) and thousands of people across the country are sending a powerful message to the UK’s big 5 banks.
Right now, staff at Citi and Barclays are confidentially speaking out about the bank’s on-going funding of fossil fuel companies, and the banks’ tiny funding of renewables. To join your colleagues and speak out, email [email protected] or send a secure signal message to +447818822876 now.
The big four US banks have reported fourth quarter results that reveal just how difficult the economic environment is with hyperinflation, high interest rates and dire energy security. But they also show a failure by the banks to take advantage of a grinning gift horse.